TextReader.Read Method (Char(), Int32, Int32)
Reads a specified maximum number of characters from the current reader and writes the data to a buffer, beginning at the specified index.
Assembly: mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)
Public Overridable Function Read ( buffer As Char(), index As Integer, count As Integer ) As Integer
When this method returns, contains the specified character array with the values between index and (index + count - 1) replaced by the characters read from the current source.
The position in buffer at which to begin writing.
The maximum number of characters to read. If the end of the reader is reached before the specified number of characters is read into the buffer, the method returns.
Return ValueType: System.Int32
The number of characters that have been read. The number will be less than or equal to count, depending on whether the data is available within the reader. This method returns 0 (zero) if it is called when no more characters are left to read.
This method returns after either count characters are read or the end of the file is reached. ReadBlock is a blocking version of this method.
Available since 4.5
Available since 1.1
Portable Class Library
Supported in: portable .NET platforms
Available since 2.0
Windows Phone Silverlight
Available since 7.0
Available since 8.1